Trade Talks Episode 22: The Other UK Trade Deals—Brexit and Rolling Over the EU's FTAs

PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of The Economist discuss the challenges facing the UK government as it seeks negotiations separate from the Brexit talks to maintain existing market access through the European Union's free trade agreements with more than 60 countries. Roughly 15 percent of UK goods trade is with such countries, which include South Korea, Canada, and Mexico. They speak with University of Sussex Professor Michael Gasiorek about complications preventing the simple “roll over” of those existing trade deals, including new challenges posed by rules of origin requirements, non-discriminatory treatment, tariff-rate quotas, and mutual recognition of standards.

Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)